Meet Our Team
Katie Bahr | Sales Manager, San Diego
Katie began her career in the corporate housing industry in 1994 with the largest national corporate housing provider. She has been entrenched in the San Diego market since 1998, forging strong long term relationships with her clients. Her experience encompasses a broad scope of sales and marketing responsibilities, strategic planning, performance measurement and organizational leadership. Katie is a 2011 – 2012 Board Member of the Southern California Relocation Council.
A graduate of San Diego State, Katie resides in Solana Beach with her husband and daughter.
Susan Becker | Director of Business Development, Northern California
Susan Becker began her career in the Corporate Housing industry in 1989. She held escalating positions throughout her tenure with one of the nation’s largest corporate housing providers. In tandem with her standard responsibilities to major accounts throughout the nation, Susan was instrumental in assisting management to develop systems and service initiatives. These projects were dedicated to support the unique requirements of many different vertical markets, including both the insurance and relocation industries. Susan is a multiple Presidential Award winning sales professional. She is also an active member of the Southern California Relocation Council.
Susan joined Synergy in 2010 as a Sales Manager to assist in building the brand throughout the Southern California market.
A mother of two young children, Susan also enjoys donating her spare time as a board member of the PADRE (Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes Research and Education) Foundation.
Larry Kasten | Director of Business Development, San Francisco
A veteran of Ernst & Young companies and most recently Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Larry R. Kasten fine-tuned his business development skills while serving global clients and developed a passion for client satisfaction. At Synergy, Larry will be able to incorporate the experience gained with the Big 4 and his previous 10 years of experience in the real estate & hospitality industry to launch Synergy’s new San Francisco office. His collaborative approach in providing client solutions for housing requirements and developing strategies to gain a competitive advantage are just some of the reasons why he is positioned to take Synergy to the next level in the Bay Area.
Larry expresses, “ I am excited to join the Partners of Synergy who I have known and worked alongside for over 20 years. I know my background in the real estate industry, previous corporate housing and global workforce solution sales experience provides me with the right foundation to embark on this new venture in San Francisco.”
As a member of the Bay Area Council, Bay Area CFO Awards, Urban Land Institute and sf.citi, these are some of the places you will find Larry networking.
Larry will be based in San Francisco and supported by Synergy’s Service Center located in San Ramon, CA.
Amy Ramskill | Sales Manager, Los Angeles
With over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, there is nothing that charges Amy more than excellence in service standards and forging solid relationships. Amy started her diversified career working with major cruise lines and her path has since crossed borders from Mexico to London where she worked for major property management companies, tourism marketing boards, and the largest hotel chain in the world. Synergy’s global partnerships, operational flexibility, relationship ethics and creative programming lured her to the team. An ‘Angeleno’ at heart, with roots from the Silicon Valley, she is looking forward to bringing personalized, custom services to develop distinctive housing programs for our clients.
A graduate of Arizona State University; an avid crafter, cook, self-proclaimed foodie and world traveler and when at ‘home’ you’ll find Amy scrambling up a mountain or enjoying the magic of California’s outdoors - be it on a boat, at a ball game or on the golf course.
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